How do animals move?
How is the anatomy of various vertebrates and invertebrates adapted to allow their particular form of locomotion?
What is the microscopic structure of a muscle? Are all muscles the same?
How do muscles work at the molecular level?
What is bone?
How are the skeletons of a variety of mammals adapted for each animal's lifestyle (e.g. swimmers, diggers, climbers, flyers, bipedal walkers)?
Comparision of hydrostatic, external and internal skeletons
Dissection of a chicken wing
Investigation of bone structure and content
Microscopic investigation of muscle structure and contraction mechanism
Investigation of comparative mammalian skeletal anatomy using departmental collection
Observation and comparison
End of unit test
Collection of skeletons and preserved animal specimens.